Dr. Jerry R. Youkey

Jerry R. Youkey, M.D. (District 17/19)

Dr. Youkey retired September 2019 from Prisma Health and the University of South Carolina following his service as Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Founding Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, and USC Associate Provost for Health Sciences – Greenville. Doctor Youkey joined Greenville Health System (GHS) in 1998. During his 21-year tenure he was responsible for expansion of the health system’s research and education activities; creation of its now 1200 physician group practice; progressive integration of hospital-physician patient care; and for the growing University of South Carolina health sciences presence in the Upstate.

Prior to joining GHS, Dr. Youkey served as chief of the department of surgery and director of the peripheral vascular fellowship program at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He also served in the United States Army Medical Corps and was honorably discharged in 1984 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Dr. Youkey is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general vascular surgery. He is a member of several professional societies and has authored numerous book chapters, abstracts and journal articles. He holds the academic appointment of clinical professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and on September 30, 2019, was designated Founding Dean Emeritus by the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Youkey earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and a medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He served a rotating internship and general surgery residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, and a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

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